Finding the application pool account for a web application

I get a lot of questions from people who read my post on Configuring claims and forms based authentication for use with a SQL provider in SharePoint 2010 about how to find the application pool account for a certain web application.

  • The first thing you have to do is to find out what application pool is being used for you web application. In order to find this out we need to open up IIS (Internet Information Services) Manager. Click on “Start” – “Administrative Tools” – “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager”.

OpenIIS

  • Open up the drop down on the left and look for your web application in the “Sites” list.
  • Select the web application you want to find the application pool account for and click “Basic Settings’ in the panel on the right.

BasicSettings

BasicSettings2

In my case the application pool for my web application is “SharePoint – Web Apps”.

  • Now we have to find the application pool account and we have two ways in which we can do this.
  • We can find the application pool account in IIS by selecting “Application Pools” in the left panel. This will show the list of application pools in the middle.
  • Find the application pool that you found in the basic settings of your web application. Right of the name of the application pool the application pool account is displayed. If you are looking for the application pool account of your Central Administration web application you can simply look to the right of the “SharePoint Central Administration v4” application pool. In my case the application pool account of my Central Administration web application is “SOLUTIONS\spfarm”.

ApplicationPools

  • If you know the application pool of your web application you can also find the application pool account from the SharePoint user interface.
  • In order to do this open up Central Administration and click on “Security”.
  • Now click on “Configure service accounts”.

CASecurity

  • In the drop down select the application pool of your web application. This will display the application pool account in the text box.

ConfigureServiceAccounts

  • If you are looking for the application pool account of your Central Administration web application you have to select “Farm Account” in the drop down box. The farm account is also the application pool account of your Central Administration web application and selecting farm account in the drop down will make the account show up in the text box.

That’s all there is to it!

Comments -
  1. Gravatar

    Thanks

      
  2. Gravatar

    Very detailed. Thanks, it really helped.

      
  3. Gravatar

    Thanks a lot for giving this application pool information in detailed...

      
  4. Gravatar

    Finding the application pool account for a web application

      
  5. Gravatar

    hello, i deleted "SharePoint Central Administration v4" reflecting under the sites while playing around. please help me to add it back. Thanks much.
    ashu

      
  6. Gravatar

    No comment

      
  7. Gravatar

    Hiya, as the summer weather has arrived lets cease exploring the web just go out in the garden and have a barbeque, life is too short to blow all your time looking at your computer screen - Windy Weathers

      
  8. Gravatar

    thanks for ur valuble info.it helped me a lot,thanks

      
  9. Gravatar
    dfg

    In formal social occasions, watches are often rolex replica watches regarded as jewelry, usually only a ring can replica watches uk be worn for men, it is highly valued. Some people even stressed: "watches are rolex replica not only men's jewelry, but also the most important men's jewelry." In western countries, watches, pens, lighters adult man was once known as the swiss replica watches "three treasures", every man must never be away from the body.

      
  10. Gravatar
    s

    gucci replica handbags to stem the flow of fake goods. For example, at the Luohu Commercial Center on the border of Hong Kong replica gucci bags and Shenzhen, there are lots of signs warning about the theft of intellectual property. But alas, there are still dozens of shops selling cheap gucci sale

      

Leave a Reply

 


Please add 6 and 1 and type the answer here: